Analyst at EY

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Start Date:
Programme Type:
School Leaver Programme
£30,000 annually
Review Date:
April 2019

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Review Score

8.4 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


The day normally starts by checking my emails and updating my to do list for the day. I will then speak to my manager and my juniors about their priorities so we are all on the same page for the day and the tasks that need doing. The rest of the day is working through tasks such as speaking to creditors, drafting letters and emails, but also unique tasks like physical inspection of tractors to make sure they match records.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I've learnt lots of new skills whilst on these jobs. I'm now a whiz at excel and my interpersonal skills have developed at astonishing rates. I used to shake and stammer my way through public speaking where as now I am clear and confident and speaking at massively high profile events.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy my programme massively. I am now working in a slightly different sub department to I used to when I first joined but I like the flexibility I have to work on interesting projects but also get involved in a big way with other parts of the business such as public speaking at schools events or attending conferences along with partners.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I am lucky that in Restructuring the programme has been around for 20 years or more. I had a buddy when I joined who showed me round and checked I was integrated into the team well. I also have a councillor who is a few grades above me who helps me to collate my feedback from managers and represents me at my year end performance review. Also they are your go to person if there are any issues personally or with your team.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?


I receive lots of support, I often have career development meetings with members of the team to make sure I'm in a good place. In EY, no question is a bad question which makes it much easier, plus questions are encouraged. I'm also dyslexic and it costs £500 to be tested and lots more for all the recommended software they provide. I've been very fortunate that EY have paid for the whole thing.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?


The support from training provider is varied, I sometimes think they see you just as a number rather than a human trying to pass their exams. If you are struggling or have issues there's not often that much help to support you so you can easily slip through the net. This is especially hard when those around you are complaining they're finding it hard but are actually excelling and just enjoying a grumble.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?


This qualification is perfect for my role. I find the content I learn from most of the exams is directly applicable to situations I am faced with at work/ tasks I am asked to carry out. We also do tailored training at EY which is department run which helps massively too.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)


Every activity under the sun. It's like being at Uni. There's a network for most faiths, LGBT Network, Dyslexic Network, I could go on. There are also yoga classes, subsidized gym memberships and lots of opportunities for work socials as well as volunteering and fun raising for the EY foundation

9a. Would you recommend EY to a friend?


9b. Why?

Knowing I have EY on my CV is going to set me up for life. I have landed on my feet. They train you up on a steep learning curve but it is very much worth it as if you compare yourself to friends at other lower tier firms you see what a difference there is between them.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to EY?

Firstly, try to make a contact at EY. This can easily be done by attending a careers event or apprenticeship fair where EY are exhibiting and asking for their business card. They will be able to help you with the questions of the firms biggest concerns at the moment or what the key buzz words are too.

Secondly do your research. EY have lots of resources online to help you prepare for each stage of the process so make sure you go above and beyond.

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